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Sigatoka Andhra optimistic of win

Emoni Narawa
Friday, July 25, 2014

THE Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College under-18 rugby side will be making its first appearance in the Fiji Secondary Schools Coke Zero Deans quarter-finals tomorrow.

And the side which plays Sila Central High School in the Tier Two competition at the Marist Brothers High School ground is optimistic of a good outing after winning the Nadroga/Navosa zone.

Being assisted by Nadroga Rugby Union officials who were former scholars, Sigatoka Andhra has preferred to be tagged as "underdogs" heading into the match.

"This is history for our U18 side to make it to the Deans quarter-finals," said Meshar Ali, the school's head of PEMAC.

"We won the zone and this is a big moment for the boys. We prefer to be underdogs because it is history for us to reach this level.

"We're going to Suva to learn more of the game and expose our boys to another level."

Ali acknowledged the NRU officials such as Tikiko Namua and Tiko Matawalu for giving their time to assist the boys at training.

He said Sila Central had played against top secondary school teams such as Ratu Kadavulevu School, Queen Victoria School and Lelean Memorial School.

Ali said they respected Sila Central but would deliver the goods during crunch time.

"Sila Central is a very good team. They're one of the best teams heading into this competition and we respect them.

"We're looking forward to give them a good game.

Sigatoka Andhra plays Sila Central at 12.50pm at the Marist Brothers High School ground in Flagstaff.

Other teams from the Nadroga/Navosa zone that have made it to the national finals include, Cuvu College and Navosa Central.

Cuvu will be represented in the U15, U16 and U17 while Navosa Central will feature in the U19 grade.








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